• Crisis Severity ?
    2.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

20/12/2019

Since the start of May 2019, violence in the northern Nigerian states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Katsina have forced over 40,000 people to seek refuge over the border in Niger’s Maradi region, primarily in Guidan Roumdji department. They are fleeing indiscriminate attacks that include sexual violence and abduction, as well as cattle rustling and extortion, by unknown armed groups not connected to the Boko Haram insurgency. ?

In Guidam Roumdji, 41,800 people pre-registered with the UNHCR and 35,000 registered at level 1 in July 2019.? The situation is dynamic, with many people returning to their homes over the border. The displaced are primarily living in host communities.?  Without the additional arrivals, host communities lack basic services and economic opportunities in Maradi. ? Protection concerns are heightened, as armed groups have crossed the border and attacked communities on several occasions. ? Women and girls account for 59% of the displaced, at level 1 registration levels; a large proportion of those displaced are children. ?

For more information on Northwest banditry in Nigeria, see the crisis page.

Latest Developments

20/12/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.